Onkyo 4711 Tuners

4711

Digital tuner from 1999

User Reviews (9)

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JC   Audio Enthusiast [May 10, 2001]
Strength:

Great reception, clean and clear sound, great looking too!

Weakness:

No auto switch for antenas

I have this tuner for more than 6 months now. I live in a high rise condo which does not allow outdoor antena so I connet it to my cable tv outlet and receive very good signals and very sweet sound. Every stations have the same signal strength and clear. Now just wondering what it will give me if I had a real outdoor FM antena. It's worth every penny and I intend to keep it for a long long time.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Tom B   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 29, 2000]
Strength:

Lots of features and a remote.

Weakness:

Need remote to use some features. No button on tuner.

I have a Onkyo Integra T-4017 which dates from the mid to late 1980s. It is a very basic digital tuner with 16 presets. I found a T-4711 demo real cheap and decided to "upgrade" to a tuner I heard lots of good things about.
While the T-4711 does sound good it did not sound as good as the T-4017 in a direct comparison in my system using same type of antenna and interconnects. They were both on in separate equal inputs on the preamp.
The reception on the T-4017 was a lot better, not that the T-4711 is bad.
Anyway, I kept the T-4017 even though it does not have all the features. Sound and reception matters most. I was able to sell the T-4711 at a profit equal to what I paid for the T-4017 used. So not a bad experience in the end; I got a free tuner out of it.

Similar Products Used: Other integras, NAD, Yamaha
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Marcus Streitner   Audiophile [Jun 27, 2000]
Strength:

perfect reception, nice finish

Weakness:

none found!

i don't want to leave here another tiring statement - simpl y wonderful, clear and smooth sound. it's worth every penny.

Similar Products Used: started with yamaha, ended with marantz
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Matthew W   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 20, 2000]
Strength:

nice feel on the controls, bright display, great bang for the buck, signal strength meter toggles between graphical and numerical(dB) output

Weakness:

low-quality antenna connections, can only switch antennas from remote

Overall, this is a great tuner! I paid under $300 and I'm sure it doesn't match the audiophile ueber-tuners out there but it does a great job. you have many options of how to try to graba signal, including offset tuning steps. Afaik, though, Onkyo no longer makes this model so you may need to look around for it a bit.

One of my chief complaints is the antenna connections on the back, both of which are 75ohm push-on style female jacks. the quality of them doesn't seem to be very good, and my push-on male connector from an amplified antenna doesn't fit them very well at all. I don't see why Onkyo couldn't spend a dollar extra, and put in actual female 75ohm screw thread jacks. I'm considering trying to put my own on if it won't destroy the unit. I'll wait for the warranty to expire. :)

And on that note, why only an antenna switch on the remote control? Whose bright idea was that? Did I misread the manual?

Anyone else less than thrilled with the antenna connections?

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Kirby Krause   an Audiophile [Jan 30, 1999]

Digital fm-am Integra tuner from Onkyo. Rotary tuning for stations and pre sets, anto band width selection and blend. This tuner has some of the best sound for a digital tuner, very smooth and nice detail, I was suprised it was this good. It gets stations extremely well, as good as the 9090II and in the top league here.The Pioneer Elite F-93 is best in my opinion at getting weak stations, but this is right up there, this sounds much better than the F-93. This tuner is a bit hard to master in using it but after a while it becomes easier, includes remote.
I have had over 60 quality tuners to compare.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
fred   an Audio Enthusiast [Mar 12, 1999]

Just picked this tuner up for $250 at my local Circuit City. Have mated itwith an Onkyo Intergra A-9911 integrated amplifier.

The reception sure beats my Harman Kardon ADP2500's tuner.

For the price a steal.

Stereophile recommends the T4310R and this model surpasses it.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
gilly   Audiophile [Nov 28, 1999]
Strength:

Excellent selectivity, low noise and smooth sound. Full RDS and timer functions. Quality feel of controls.

Weakness:

Needs more stations to broadcast useful RDS information .

From their Integra series, the T-4711 extrudes quality from the satin feel of its cotrols to the understated styling and robust construction. Has full array of facilities, including bandwith selection, mpx filter, twin antenna inputs, remote control, built in timer for tuner and connected component switching, a comprehensive remote control, RDS and manual station naming. The last facility is particularly useful because of the lack of RDS stations, which "name" themselves automatically. (Only 3 such stations in the Bay Area, as of December 1999). And all they send out are station name, program type, and some mundane information on RDS like "Lite Rock, Less Talk". Actually KPFA does send out a more useful and urgent message, like "Help save KPFA... ". RDS is capable of much more, including current and next song title information, even lyrics for the karaoke inclined! Very surprised that it isn't used for more advertizing, perish the thought. And the sound? Truly excellent (especially on troubled KPFA) with similar clarity as my Pioneer F-449 but with a smoother, less "splashy" treble. And subtly more "confident and robust" (whatever that means!) than my Denon. My tuner for the next millennium, waiting for RDS broadcasting in the Bay Area to catch up.

Similar Products Used: Pioneer F449, Denon TU-650RD
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Chris Fagas   an Audiophile [Feb 12, 1999]

I have been using an Integra T-4711 tuner for about a year. I went the extra bit for the gold anodized finish option, which I think is very attractive.
I am using a large rooftop rotatable directional antenna on position #1, and an indoor horizontally polarized full wave loop on position #2. It's very convenient to not have to get up and re-aim the directional antenna when changing stations, just by clicking the built-in antenna switch on the remote if I want to a closer strong station (and avoid a string of commercials). The indoor antenna is a 10 foot loop of wire acting essentially an omni, but is horizontally polarized (fed at the bottom center with 75 ohm coax) for lower noise, and is mounted high on the wall behind a tapestry (away from wall wiring).

This tuner receives the RDS digital subcarrier text message and programming broadcasts. It's nice to see the station's call letters on the screen instead of the generic frequency (on some frequencies I can receive 3 or 4 different stations by turning the antenna), and also to see the programmed text message. It will be a lot more interesting when this really catches on and the artist/song info is also sent for display. Right now only around a quarter of the stations in NY metro are broadcasting this data.

It has all of the features you need for good basic receive performance, including a good detailed signal strength bargraph meter, a narrow IF switch, a high filter, a mono switch, and a great display. Plus its built-in computer controller always seems to make the right choice in adjusting all of these settings, but if you're not sure you can manually override its choices.

The remote works well, and from a wide angle.

It's sound quality is very nice, and is enjoyable to listen to even over a high resolution hi-fi system (assuming the station you're receiving doesn't do too much audio processing). Fortunately, there are several very high quality FM stations in NY metro to listen to.

With respect to selectivity and sensitivity this tuner competes with the best I've used. Its features are also extensive.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Stanislav Horacek   Audiophile [Aug 14, 2000]
Strength:

Clear, dynamic and involving sound. Nice reception of weak staions.

Weakness:

None

I have bee using NAD C 440 tuner more than one year. This tuner is far better. It is great pitty Onkyo does not produce it any more, because it is one of the best tuners available. If you can grab one, you won't be disappointed.
Exceptional separation, clear and dynamic sound with tight and deep bass. Sounds almost like CD player.

Similar Products Used: NAD C440
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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